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Riggs, German Shepherd becomes CGC Star

On January 28, 2013, Teresa of Hazel Park, Michigan and Riggs, a German Shepherd, earned their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title. They were evaluated by Michael Burkey, a professional dog trainer and behaviorist of Michigan Dog Training LLC. The CGC … Continue reading

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New class graduates – Circus class to start 1/7/13

Here are the graduates of the recent “Basic Manners” group dog training class at Michigan Dog Trainer‘s Livonia training facility. The dogs made great improvements in their confidence levels in meeting other dogs and people, learned new household and walking … Continue reading

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German Shepherd earns Novice Trick Title

On October 12, 2012, Starbuck, a German Shepherd trained and handled by Michael Burkey, head dog trainer and owner at the Michigan Dog Trainer, a professional dog training corporation; earned his Novice Trick Dog (NTD) title. The dog titling organization … Continue reading

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Testimonial – Stella, a Plott Hound mix

Allison submitted this testimonial upon joining  Michigan Dog Trainer‘s Awesome Adventures meet up group.  Thanks Allison and it’ll be great to see you and Stella on future hikes! “2 years ago we adopted a Plott Hound/mix named Stella. We trained … Continue reading

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Auto train your dog

Dog owners typically ask professional dog trainers this question, “how long and how often should I train my dog?” Whether the intent of the question is to make sure they put in enough training time to be successful as they tend to … Continue reading

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Puppy Socialization

A key to a well mannered and happy dog is to provide a puppy with frequent socialization in safe environments.  Geoff Gardiner of People and Paws demonstrates a wide variety of situations in which he has socialized his Search and … Continue reading

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